keyhole in the sky

tired old man in the moon
had had enough of listening
to earth’s noisy troublemakers!

how can anyone sleep with
that infernal decibilled racket?
he was definitely full of it, so

he donned his top hat and
swallow-tailed coat, locked
his door and set sail to a star.

Ekphrastic poetry at dVerse poets’ pub hosted by Lillian and featuring the uniquely surreal artwork of Catrin Welz-Stein.

30 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. purplepeninportland
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 20:19:33

    Love this tale, Lynn. Great ending.


  2. Dora
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 13:55:16

    Oh yeah! Don’t we wish we could all do that! I like how he “locked his door” before setting sail. Nice detail.


  3. sanaarizvi
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 13:24:49

    This is absolutely fabulous! πŸ’ I love how you address ” infernal decibilled racket,” which I resonate with deeply living in a city where there is noise 24/7. Who doesn’t want peace and tranquility amid the stars? πŸ™‚


  4. David C Brown
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 09:28:06



  5. memadtwo
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 07:41:31

    I like that you have turned it around…he is sailing away. And for good reason! (K)


  6. sreeja Harikrishnan
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 03:30:24

    This is wonderful…cool!


  7. msjadeli
    Sep 24, 2020 @ 00:21:48

    I really like your whimsical take on the prompt image, Lynn. I don’t blame him a bit!


  8. Max
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 20:15:01

    A joy! Whimsical but so meaningful for our times.


  9. rothpoetry
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 19:43:43

    Great poem Lynn… you are probably right … all the racket around here is enough to send anyone looking for a star destination!


  10. Grace
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 16:50:13

    I love the response Lynn. Set sail to a star is good one!


  11. lillian
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 15:57:07

    LOVE IT! Oh how I wish sometime that I could just do the very same thing!!!
    Well done πŸ™‚


  12. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 14:28:54

    Yes… sometimes it would be better to turn your back to the background


  13. robtkistner
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 13:14:55

    Hi Lynn! The prompt image you chose was very well expressed, fine writing. I really like these Welz-Stein artworks.


  14. Ron.
    Sep 23, 2020 @ 13:14:12

    Hadn’t considered the Noisy neighbor possibilities. Nice catch, Lynn!


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